I wrote about Serrin Foster’s article on National Review Online, yesterday. Be sure and click through to the actual op-ed and to the Feminists for Life website. (Especially the “Covetable Stuff”!)
The actual founders of F4L were two women, Catherine Callaghan, Ph.D. and Pat Goltz. Like many of us in the ’70’s and ’80’s, these women recognized the conflict between abortion and feminism. Both were once members of the National Organization of Women. Ms. Goltz was expelled from her local chapter, and both eventually resigned from the national organization.
Feminists for Life reminds us how common it is to assume that we know all about other people and other groups. It seems that we quickly stereotype and assume division, rather than look for common ground.
I love common ground! My goal has been to offer that ground and possibly to offer my translation and peacemaking skills in order to demonstrate the logic of the prolife arguments to the domestic and sexual violence communities, non-Christians and even atheists, pro-life churches and other prolife groups who assume they have nothing in common. Unfortunately, far too many prolife organizations require members to agree to a Christian creed.
For more surprises and information on opposing abortion in the public square, take a look at Libertarians for Life and Democrats for Life. And then, check out the Atheists and Agnostics Prolife Leaque (you’ve got to see their url).
(For those Christians who are offended, I offer the book of Romans – I try to live so that others can see some of the insight in Romans 1 through my example. A little bit of truth can serve as a catalyst for more truth.)
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